Although we had a historic decision today in court, when Michael Minardi, Legal Director of NORML of Florida, successfully defended Jesse Teplicki, lots more work needs to be done to protect all patients in Florida. Please help to make this year's Medical Marijuana Benefit the most successful and effective event to educate, register new voters and collect signatures on petitions to get us back on the ballot in 2016. All this will happen during 11 hours of music, art, poetry, dance, speakers and more. To that end we need your financial support.
We had hoped that this year's Benefit would be a celebration, but here we are.... Together we can move forward to effect a change by educating the voters who did not vote and those who voted against compassion for patients. Come out and support the organizations that will be lobbying in Tallahassee, sign the new petition. Enjoy the music and arts and let's get this done this year.
Have you been Holiday shopping? Have you taken advantage of all of the terrific sales? Were you able to save some money on presents and necessities? Please consider sharing some of what you were able to save and donate to the 16th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit at Tobacco Road. We need your support to insure a successful event. Public opinion is changing nationwide and in Florida. Now is the time to promote our cause and make sure that Florida continues to move in the right direction. With our lineup of speakers, including lawyers, medical professionals and Federally legal patients, as well as activist groups, we are your best source of information presented at a venue with good food, drink and entertainment.
Please donate and help us to further the cause.
As we get closer to the date of the Benefit, we find ourselves with considerably fewer donations than we had hoped to have by this time. In order to properly prepare for the event, we need funding for securing parking and for advertising, among other necessities. Without your help we will fall severely short of our financial need.
The purpose of the Benefit is to bring awareness and education regarding the issue of medical marijuana and the needs of patients.
Thank you to those of you who have donated so far. We appreciate your generosity, and we know that the patients who eagerly anticipate reform of Florida's laws are grateful.
Please help us to help them.
We are hoping for a very large turnout for this year's Benefit and to achieve that end, we need your help. One of our goals for the 16th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit at Tobacco Road is to be able to collect signatures on the petition being circulated to bring Medical Marijuana to the ballot in Florida in 2014. We have had success in past years with signature drives and we hope that with a large number of attendees, we will contribute significantly to the total number of collected petitions. We need your financial assistance so we can advertise the event and to insure that we will have adequate parking available. We have to rent a parking lot in advance, which will require a substantial outlay of money before we even sell a single ticket. So please, don't wait to donate. Thanks
The 16th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road is happening on Sat, Jan 11, 2014! We are working to change the medical marijuana laws in Florida - this is a group project & this event is a platform for people to demonstrate some solidarity. At the moment, we are working to secure a large lot for parking. We are also in the process of looking for a national headliner to increase the media coverage and audience response! Things are happening, so get involved! Please donate - it does make a difference!
Thanks to those who have donated to the 16th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit at Tobacco Road. If you are waiting to donate closer to the event, please be aware that the donations that we get now enable us to print flyers, arrange for additional parking and do much of the pre-benefit planning that requires funding. Thanks again for your donations and every donation is important, big or small.
Your help is vital to accomplishing our goal of reforming the marijuana laws in Florida. We will need funding to make this year's benefit successful, from purchasing flyers and other advertising, to securing additional parking for the event.
Awareness and education are the main goals of the 16th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit. If we get the word out and increase participation, we have more opportunity for success. It's not all business, of course. Music, food and fun are also on the schedule, along with inspiring and informative speakers.
We are starting to plan for our next (the 16th) Annual Benefit, so any donations that are made now will soon be put to good use.
Thanks to all of you who helped with funding our Benefit. Because of you, some of the expenses, such as flyers and other printing, have been paid for. Additional costs should be covered by the Benefit itself, but this page will stay up and will continue to raise funds to promote reform of the drug laws in Florida and the nation.
It's always a good time to donate to the cause.
As we inch closer to our goal, we continue to be encouraged by your generosity. All of us together can make a change. Please join us at the Benefit and be entertained and motivated.
Thanks to all of you who have donated to this effort. Having your financial support enables us to reach out to potential supporters to help us advance the cause of reform. Together we can get this done.
The first batch of flyers are being circulated, thanks to your generous donations. We hope to be able to pre-pay the expenses of the Benefit so that we will have enough money to effectively support the legislation being introduced in Florida this session. Thanks to you all.
Because of your support, we have increased the donation goal. This will enable us to pay most of the Benefit's expenses up front, so we can apply more funding toward supporting legislative efforts being introduced this session in Florida.
Thanks and please spread the word about this site and the Benefit.
Thank you all for giving us some working capital. Some of it has already gone to pay for flyers to help to advertise the Benefit.
Spread the word about Go Fund Me and about the Benefit. Together we can do this.